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Centenary State Historic Site and Jackson Confederate Cemetery

3522 College Street, Jackson, LA 70748, USA

Centenary State Historic Site is a former college that interprets the history of education in Louisiana. The college buildings were used as hospitals for Confederate soldiers from 1862 to 1863. A small skirmish was fought on the grounds on August 3, 1863. The Jackson Confederate Cemetery is located on the grounds and contains more than one hundred unmarked graves of soldiers who died during the war.


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From Baton Rouge, take 1-10 North to US 61, go north on US 61 toward St. Francisville. Turn right onto LA 68; turn left onto Hwy. 10. From St. Francisville, go east on LA 10 to the town of Jackson. Turn left at the intersection of LA 10 and East College to reach the Centenary.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, handicapped access, museum, tours, trails, picnic area, history/nature programs

Regular Events

June: Confederate Memorial Day service, July: Old Fashioned Fourth of July, October: Ghosts of Centenary, and small skirmish

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Admission Fee

Adults $4.00, seniors and children under 12 free


Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day



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